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Ms. Daphany M. Chambliss

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 12/18/2014 1:18:00 PM

Chambliss of Alexander City, Alabama will be Friday, December 19, 2014 at Great Bethel Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Great Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Wright’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Church of the Highlands acquires property in Alexander City

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 12/18/2014 6:57:00 AM

“Having a campus in Alexander City will allow our part-time residents on Lake Martin that come to us from other Church of the Highland’s communities to stay engaged in their faith while also reaching out to serve others in our region.” Rev. Hodges

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Seventy years of love, give-and-take

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 12/16/2014 9:29:00 PM

B.V. Ray likes fishing and gardening, and his wife still loves playing music. They have fond memories of vacations to Gulf Shores and later to Lake Martin, where they have a home. They’ve done extensive research in their genealogies. All along the walls

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Mr. Anthony Cox

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 12/12/2014 4:47:00 PM

Funeral service for Mr. Anthony Cox of Dadeville, Alabama will be Monday, December 15, 2014 at Mt. Zion East Baptist Church (Dadeville. Alabama) at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion East Baptist Church Cemetery. Wright’s Funeral Home is in charge

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Cooperation makes industrial park road, KwangSung growth possible

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 12/10/2014 9:28:00 AM

The William Thweatt Industrial Park is growing. The Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration and plant tour Tuesday to highlight the latest enhancements at the park, as well as the cooperation of several groups to

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Surface Area: 41,000 Acres
• Shoreline: 880 Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama. It is a 44,000-acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin is a reservoir, formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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